Help for families

SYC's Family Project is available for adults who have long-term physical illnesses, mental illnesses, disabilities and/or substance misuse issues who are being supported by a young carer in their family.

I feel like I’ve been at the bottom of a well trying to get out ... SYC have been the ones offering me a rope and pulling me out
— Parent from our Family Project

We offer families intensive one-to-one support through 12 home visits, with the aim of reducing the caring that the young person is taking on and improving life for the whole family.

We offer support on a wide range of issues including: re-engaging into substance misuse or mental health services, resolving housing issues, budgeting, accessing small pots of funding, training around parenting, and overcoming conflict within the family.

We also offer high-quality group support to help parents develop new skills and knowledge around topics like volunteering and money management. And our Parent Networking Events help parents to meet other adults in similar situations, allowing them to share experiences and enjoy some respite from home. We offer transport to and from these events where needed.

To find out more about our Family Project please contact us today.